Supposed Spoilers from /v/

Discussion in 'Fallout 4' started by Plautus, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. Plautus

    Plautus Angry Preacher

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    Nov 24, 2010
    According to this thread on v the story of the game goes like this:

    The memories at the beginning of the game are fake and you are, in fact, an android who was built by the institute. Apparently, you can turn people into androids in your settlements.

    I hope to God that the anons posting these are lying out their asses because if they're telling the truth, Bethesda have succeeded at writing the dumbest thing in gaming history.
     
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  2. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    SPOILER:
    There was an instagram video that shows some people taking your baby from your wife as you watch from inside your cryo pod and they shoot her. So I doubt it's true.
     
  3. Battlecross

    Battlecross Banned

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    Jun 17, 2015
    I don't think being an android is bad writing, it can work just fine if that is true. It's either that or cryosleep, both of which aren't original but neither was having amnesia from a headshot in NV.
     
  4. Plautus

    Plautus Angry Preacher

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    Nov 24, 2010
    I certainly fucking hope so. That "twist" would be the worst thing possible that could happen to the game. I'd prefer blandly stupid (like Fallout 3) to cataclysmically stupid, like that would be.
     
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  5. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Where does it say the Courier had amnesia from the wound? I can't remember it beeing mentioned even once.
     
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  6. Battlecross

    Battlecross Banned

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    Jun 17, 2015
    It's not totally amnesia per se, you're right. It's actually more of the "left for dead" trope overall, but the whole DLC of the Lonesome Road comes off like amnesia since this super important event doesn't exist to the Courier.
     
  7. GlowHound

    GlowHound Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Jun 12, 2008
    Dialogue options in Lonesome Road were varied enough to let you decide whether the Courier remembered or didn't remember. Or did remember and is denying it.

    Sawyer basically confirmed it wasn't supposed to be amnesia unless the player wanted it to be for their Courier, anyway.
     
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  8. RangerBoo

    RangerBoo Literal Vampire Potbelly Goblin

    Jun 15, 2015
    I know its almost like Obsidian give a damn about roleplaying instead of playing "generic special military Jesus man/women" which is troupe that has been done to freaking death.
     
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  9. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    All fake memories.

    Too bad she won't live... But then again, who does?
     
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  10. PossibleCabbage

    PossibleCabbage Vault 22 Survivor

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    Jul 2, 2015
    The only real problem with the "you were actually an android all along and those memories are fake" as a storyline is that it's incredibly obvious so it doesn't really work as a twist. I mean, anybody who played Fallout 3, has watched an Alien movie, and heard that Fallout 4 will feature the Institute that you briefly interacted with in the android quest in Fo3 guessed it right away.

    Other than that it will completely lack any sort of narrative punch because everybody's going to see it coming, it's fine.
     
  11. phipboy

    phipboy Newly elected overseer

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    Oct 2, 2015
    I wouldn't mind to be honest. It's more of a problem with BGS coming up with some pretty stupid twist bullshit for example or the fact that doing hardcore mode wouldn't really make sense with having dehydration and hunger (doesn't matter since hardcore mode doesn't exist anyways) or that hyper-realistic android don't really fit the artstyle of Fallout.
     
  12. Jedasd

    Jedasd It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Oct 31, 2015
    But what if you are programmed to feel hunger and dehydration? Now this is a real twist for the main of Fallout 3, Skyrim and Fallout 4.
     
  13. Chromevod

    Chromevod Nope.

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    May 25, 2011
    I got the impression that what happened at the Divide was less that the Courier didn't know that it happened, but that it happened while the Courier wasn't there and thus had no way of knowing they caused it to happen. The Divide was just a location visited by the Courier a fair amount in their line of work before it went nuclear. They were probably distressed at the news, but moved on with their life.
     
  14. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Anyone who actually paid attention to the dialogue would know that the Courier doesn't have amnesia of any kind. Is what the Tutorial is about even...
     
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  15. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Precious Fluids of The Order Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    Dialog? You mean those words you have to read? I skip that shit. Too boring.
     
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  16. RangerBoo

    RangerBoo Literal Vampire Potbelly Goblin

    Jun 15, 2015
    Reading is too hard! I want my generic McBadAss Jesus Man/Women to speak for me.
     
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  17. Chromevod

    Chromevod Nope.

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    May 25, 2011
    I keep thinking of that vid that got posted here a while back. It was something like some guy's top 10 reasons Fallout New Vegas was bad or something, and cited that he didn't know what was going on in OWB after admitting he SKIPPED THROUGH ALL THE DIALOGUE.

    It's so very rare that I so desperately desire to shake some sense into someone.
     
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  18. Bubba Zanetti

    Bubba Zanetti I know what I'm doing

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    Oct 6, 2015
    "The Courier is not an amnesiac. Questions about the NCR, Legion, local goings on, etc. are present so the player does not stumble around without a clue. We can't assume any given player is familiar with these factions." -- J.E. Sawyer

    The Courier was merely unaware that his/her frequent deliveries to the Divide gave rise to a community there, and was equally unaware he/she was the catalyst of its destruction. It's about the consequences of seemingly insignificant, trivial actions--i.e. delivering a package--and the ripple effect they can have if one is too careless.
     
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  19. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    You could always assume anyway that the courier never ventured that far in to this area, so all he knew about Legion/NCR/Vegas could have been just gossip.

    It works perfectly, particularly if you play the game a second or third time because you could decide to roleplay someone who knows the area and it's factions well enough to interact with them.

    The dialog in the game at least allows you that much. And that is what we call quality writing.
     
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  20. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    I insist on roleplaying as an amnesiac, you all can't stop me!!!
    *storms off*